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Police hunt thief who stole cigarettes from moving lorry

Clarkwell Road, Hamilton Image copyright Google
Image caption The thief jumped on the back of the lorry in Clarkwell Road in Hamilton

Police are hunting a thief who jumped on to a moving lorry and stole a large amount of cigarettes from inside.

The incident occurred at about 09:00 on Wednesday as the red lorry was driving through Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

The man, who was wearing a high-visibility vest, jumped on the back of the truck on Clarkwell Road.

Police said he opened the doors and filled bin bags with boxes of cigarettes before hopping off near Peacock Cross.

Officers want to hear from anyone in the area who has been offered cigarettes for sale by the man.

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